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Tunnel 29 : the true story of an extraordinary escape beneath the Berlin Wall

Merriman, Helena (author.).

Summary

Summary: In a book based on the podcast series, a broadcast journalist tells the unbelievable true story of 22-year-old Joachim Rudolph, who, in 1961, set out to build an escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall and was faced with many obstacles before freeing 29 people.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1541788842
  • ISBN: 9781541788848
  • Physical Description: xv, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Public Affairs, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "First published in Great Britain in 2021 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword -- The beach -- The first escape -- The long walk -- The rebrand -- The smuggler -- The radio -- The tank -- A thousand little things -- The house of one thousand eyes -- Operation Rose -- Mousetrap -- Snow -- The escapes -- The boy in short pants -- Valley of the clueless -- Binoculars -- The watch-tower -- The camp -- The spy -- The file -- Evi and Peter (and Walter and Wilhelm too) -- The Girrmann group -- The house of the future -- The factory -- Concrete -- The cemetery -- Shift-work -- A new name -- The bomb -- Blisters -- The TV producer -- The deal -- New York -- Cameras -- Umbrellas -- Death strip -- Wilhelm, again -- Ground rules -- The leak -- The second tunnel -- The lovers -- The day before -- 7 August -- Hohensch├Ânhausen -- Mole-hunt -- Silence -- The show trial -- The butcher -- Claus's story -- Paris -- Numbers -- The last visit -- The messenger -- Investigations -- Maps -- Reuven -- 14 September -- Walter and Wilhelm -- The search -- Film-reel -- The bug -- The pushchair -- The party -- The canoe -- The plane -- The second party -- The press conference -- The library -- A message -- The film -- The letter -- Hamlet -- The gold Mercedes -- Final report -- Airborne -- Epilogue.
Subject: Rudolph, Joachim
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
Tunnels Germany Berlin History 20th century
Escapes Germany Berlin History 20th century
Escapes Germany (East) History
Political activists Germany (West) Biography
Refugees Germany (East) Biography
Escapes
Political refugees
Germany Berlin
Germany (East)
Genre: History.
History.

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